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Fox, William (orig. Wilhelm Fried)

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Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1952 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Producers

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1879 – He was born on the 1st day of January of this year at Tolcsva, Hungary.

 

1900 - He started his own company on this year, which he sold in 1904 to purchase his first nickelodeon.

 

1915 - He started Fox Film Corporation on this year.

 

1925 - He purchased the rights to the work on this year of Freeman Harrison Owens, the U.S. rights to the Tri-Ergon system invented by three German inventors, and the work of Theodore Case to create the Fox Movietone sound-on-film system, released in 1927.

 

1929 - He suffered injuries in an auto accident in the summer of this year and a 90% drop in the value of his stock during the Crash in this year.

 

1930 - He lost control of the company in this year during a hostile takeover.

 

1952 - He died in this year at the age of 73. None of the Hollywood producers came to his funeral.

 

 


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